berkey creamery

Penn State was one of the schools I got into for college…though I didn’t go since I found it too big for my liking. Unfortunately when I went to the tour, I never checked out the creamery. Since then it’s been something I wanted to check out if I was ever back in the area.

Last weekend I ventured out to State College and finally got to go! I went with a simple cookies & cream in a bowl and it was yummy! I almost went with the Peachy Paterno, a peach ice cream (duh), but cookies & cream got the best of me.

Berkey Creamery
The Pennsylvania State University
119 Food Science Bldg.
University Park, PA 16802

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ally’s chocolate cake w/ pb frosting

My buddy Tom at work brought in some leftover treats that his gf made again. This time, it was a chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting.

Oh my god….it was so delicious. Think eating a Reese’s peanut butter cup…but in cake form.

I want more.

Thanks guys. It was fantastic!

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cooking: thanksgiving 2009

Previously I was expecting the entire family (including aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.) to come over but this was not the case. This actually made my job much easier, as I did not have to make as much food. I was in the kitchen pretty much all day yesterday, but it was totally worth it.

The menu for last night was..

Green Beans and Walnuts with Lemon Vinagrette

Brown Bread Stuffing with Fruit

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Simple Pan Gravy (for extra gravy…just in case!)

Roast Turkey with Creamy Herbed Gravy

Pumpkin Cheesecake

I was able to tackle all of these meals, but my sister wanted to do the Pumpkin Cheesecake, so credit is all her’s for that one.

Let’s just say that this was the best Thanksgiving (food wise) that I have ever had. Everything turned out well and on time. Thanksgiving is a holiday where people are known for overindulging in all the good food we have…lucky for me…I did not (though it was damn hard not to get another slice of that cheesecake)!

My favorites of the night were the stuffing, turkey w/ the herb gravy, and the pumpkin cheesecake. My least favorite of the night was the green beans w/ lemon vinagrette. I dunno what it was, it just felt like it was missing something…and it was just a tad too tart for my liking. The turkey was a million times more successful than last year. Only bummer was that the dark meat was cooked a little too long….but the white meat was perfect!

Now if you’ll excuse me…I’ve gotta go snack on some leftovers…

P.S. Print out that pumpkin cheesecake recipe and make it…it’s so ridiculously good…

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